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Ambient Food Buyer

Ambient Food Buyer

  • Location

    Croydon, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum + plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    45000

  • Salary low:

    35000

  • Job ref:

    J12959_1560178659

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-10

  • Startdate:

    10/06/2019

  • Consultant:

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Category Buyer - Ambient Food

My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit an experienced purchasing individual with strong experience in the purchase of Ambient Food - canned goods, confectionery, snacks, beverages, drinks etc. You will take responsibility for a global spend and be involved in building strong relationships with both stakeholders and suppliers

The Role:

  • Regular review of supplier performance and strategy, negotiating prices and gaining cost savings
  • Identifying potential suppliers, visiting and meeting existing suppliers, building and maintaining relationships with them.
  • Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress.
  • Forecasting cost trends and their impact on activity. Acting on these trends.
  • To engage and utilise key technical experts within the business to ensure product quality, consistency and safety.
  • Working on NPD

Work Experience:

  • Experience of Buying Ambient or Food goods is essential.
  • Experience gained within Food, Food Service, Wholesale or Retail Grocery background preferred
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
  • Experienced in complex stakeholder management
  • Experience of working with suppliers and managing supplier contracts

please contact sheila harris - sheila.harris@1st-executive.com.